Monday, June 16
Somebody please set up a hoop in the Courthouse driveway so we can make the above scene happen.
There are five players in the starting lineup for a basketball team. So, here are five good reasons to attend today's rally (visit SonicCentral.com as always for updated information, but the gist of it is 4 pm, 700 Stewart Street, Downtown, Federal Courthouse Building).
1. Good weather? Check.
2. Xavier McDaniel, Gary Payton, Zaid Abdul Aziz, Will Conroy, Spencer Hawes (and possibly others) in attendance? Check.
3. Clay Bennett at the courthouse? Check.
4. Being able to talk to other people who can commiserate about the Sene/Petro/Swift draft picks? Check.
5. Demonstrating to the NBA that Seattle cares about the NBA? Check.
Basically, it boils down to this: Even if you don't care if the Sonics leave, even if you think the NBA is bilking individual cities to further its broken economic model, even if you believe David Stern and Clay Bennett are rat-fink liars, how often do you get a chance to stand in the sunshine and cheer for the X-Man and The Glove? Skip lunch, call in sick, take an "afternoon meeting", whatever, just be there!
words: P. Nussbaum / image: R. Calonzo